Bought some 3/4" birch plywood from HD to make a new router table. The
birch veneer is lifting and chipping away at the crosscuts. Should have
been suspicious by the "Made In China" label on the plywood.
Well, yeah, you should have. The funny thing is that the hardwood dealer five
minutes from my house has 3/4 plywood that's made in *Canada*, of much higher
quality than the crap at Home Depot, for two bucks a sheet *less*.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
For a copy of my TrollFilter for NewsProxy/Nfilter,
send email to autoresponder at filterinfo-at-milmac-dot-com
And now that you've publicized it there will be yet another claim filed
against our industry by US business interests, this time claiming that
we're dumping our plywood and calling for a 30% tariff.
Thanks a *LOT*, Doug!
Every once in a while he Borg will get in some Maple/Birch stuff that
is cheaper than their other but of better quality. they never advertise it,
though. It just shows up once or twice a year outa the blue.
I made a work bench for my wife's store today. I used HD 3/4 sandply plywood.
I've never seen a sandply tree and I don't know where they grow. This stuff
serves it purpose. Both sides are smooth and clean and the sheet lays flat.
There were voids in the interior but no big ones in this sheet. It cost $5 more
than regular BC plywood and $5 less than the 3/4 birch.
Home Depot is the Harbor Freight of material supliers. They sell cheap and
Tom, their oak plywood is also prone to chipping. I use a Freud 10" 80
tooth blade in my tablesaw.Set the blade for 1/8" or less and make a
scoring cut with the good side up. Then make the full cut. I
eliminated any chipout this way.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.